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London weighting 


A cost-of-living supplement paid to certain civil servants, teachers, airline employees and policemen who live and work inside the M25 circular motorway in the UK, to encourage key workers to stay near London, which is notoriously more expensive than the rest of the UK. 

London weighting image from New Medical Terms

Kensington, London

London is not cheap unless you’re Russian mafiosa and you can afford a pile in Kensington (image). The NHS recognises that the cost of housing in the City That’s Tucked in by Midnight is high, so it gives its London employees an extra £2,162 per year for doctors non-resident in hospital and £602 for residents to lessen the pain of the monthly flat letting fees and council tax(es). 

Synonym London allowance 


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